Good Paying Jobs. Access to Expanded Career Opportunities. Lifting Communities.

Building Skills New York is a not-for-profit organization committed to provide New York residents with good paying jobs at local construction sites in underserved communities. Building Skills connects workers with historically high rates of unemployment and poverty with access to quality training and expanded career opportunities. We are dedicated to developing a skilled workforce, while also helping residents revitalize their neighborhoods.

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Worker Stories

  • Celebrating Mothers in Construction

    “Construction is a beautiful thing,” says Jaquel, carpenter and mother of two. “I’ve seen four buildings built from the ground up and I have pride in my part of that. I did that.”  Jaquel came to Building Skills NY with five...